Brewery & Distillery & Wine Tours
From urban Toronto to the Canadian Maritimes to Scotland and Japan—something delicious is always brewing. Visit renowned distilleries around the world and sample the drinks that have come to define their respective regions. Discover the differences in taste and body that are influenced by the local herbs, hops, and water used in the distilling process. Or visit the beautiful wine countries
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AmaMagna August Wine Cruise
On August 4th, award-winning Caymus Vineyards and AmaWaterways—both family-owned and -operated companies known for quality and innovation—will share their passion for wine and the good life while sailing aboard the AmaMagna, on the Melodies of the Danube river cruise.
CRUISE FROM : BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN
Let wine and song carry you along the melodious Danube—muse for musicians, artists and poets for centuries. Explore Prague, Vienna and Budapest, magnificent capital cities with storybook architecture and the tales to match. Visit Salzburg, the setting for the beloved film classic, “The Sound of Music,” complete with a stop in Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael where the movie’s wedding scene was filmed. Indulge in the flavors of the region, from delicate, apricot-scented wines of Austria’s Wachau Valley to the hearty Bavarian beer at a traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest in Vilshofen. Each bend and twist in the river affords new surprises just waiting for you to discover.
Two exclusive castle visits: Schloss Gobelsburg and Greinburg Castle
Tastings of Austria’s famous Riesling and Grüner Veltliner varietals
Special food and wine pairing dinner led by Wine Host Janet Thomas
With five bars, four unique restaurants, an expansive Zen Wellness Studio and luxurious suites that include benefits like a mobile Wi-Fi device for use ashore, you will be treated to the ultimate river cruise journey on board AmaMagna.
August 4 to 11, 2019 from $4698 CDN
**port $215 CDN
**ADD 2 nights pre hotel in Budapest and 3 nights post in Prague for $1605 CDN per person
8 days Dublin to Dublin
There’s no shortage of “traditional Irish pubs” in Killarney! Head out for an evening and chat with locals over a pint and some music.
Walk in the footsteps of John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara as you tour the village where The Quiet Man was filmed
Visit the Jameson Distillery Midleton and learn the story of Irish whiskey.
7 breakfasts B
1 lunch L
5 dinners D including a fun Irish Night in Killarney, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Abbey Tavern
GPO Museum in Dublin
Cliffs of Moher
Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
Ring of Kerry
The Lodge at Ashford Castle
July 4, 11, 18, 20, Aug 3, 17, Sept 7 $3480 Aug 15, Sept 5, $3545 Sept 21 $3290 Oct 5, 12 $3030
MELODIES OF THE DANUBE WINE CRUISE
Rub elbows with TV host and wine expert Leslie Sbrocco as you sail the Danube River on a weeklong wine cruise that visits Budapest, Hungary; Vienna; and Prague, Czech Republic.
Hosted by Leslie Sbrocco, Wine Expert, Television Host and Award-winning author
An award-winning author, speaker, consultant, and television host, Leslie Sbrocco, is known for her entertaining approach to wine and food. Voted as one of the Top 20 most influential people in the American wine business by intowine.com, Sbrocco’s engaging personality, humor, and ability to connect with the audience are her trademarks. Sbrocco’s has written two award-winning wine books and is the host of the PBS television series Check Please! Bay Area, which has won a James Beard award and three Emmy awards in the span of 13 seasons. Leslie was a featured judge on the PBS national series, The Winemakers, and created wine content for the hit TBS show, Cougartown. She appears frequently on national radio and television outlets and is a regular guest on NBC’s Today Show. Leslie is currently at work on the new national PBS television series entitled, 100 Days…100 Drinks, Dishes & Destinations. As one of the country’s most sought-after wine speakers, Leslie has showcased her energetic style at hundreds of events including O magazine’s Hi Gorgeous tour with Oprah Winfrey. She has been the keynote speaker at high-profile events including Food & Wine Magazine’s Aspen Classic, the Boston Wine Expo, Pinot Noir New Zealand, Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival and the Boardwalk Wine Promenade.
The November cruise will be aboard AmaWaterways’ newest ship, the AmaMagna, which debuted in May and is twice the width of traditional river ships.
Sbrocco will lead a special itinerary, Melodies of the Danube Wine Cruise, that blends wine-related experiences and excursions in central Europe. It will include tours and tastings at wineries, vineyards and private cellars in Germany, Austria and Hungary.
Dates: Nov. 10-17, 2017 From $2,549 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, transportation, meals, activities and sightseeing.
Chianti Walking & Wine
August 17, 24, 31, Sept 28, 2019 $1995
Single room $2480
Discover picturesque towns and delicious wines in Tuscany
With its Renaissance cities, mediaeval villages and cypress-lined avenues snaking through vineyards, southern Tuscany is the perfect place for a relaxing guided walking holiday. Based at the tranquil Villa Casalta, on our tour we visit beautiful San Gimignano, the market town of Greve in Chianti, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena and the magnificent city of Florence. During the week we sample several varieties of the world-renowned local Chianti and have the opportunity to learn more about Italian wine at the Wine School of Siena.
Walk the classic rolling hills of Tuscany
You will spend 7 nights at Villa Casalta, a renovated farmhouse with swimming pool and en suite facilities. The villa is family-run and known for the fine home-made food prepared with traditional ingredients and locally produced wines and olive oil. Free Wi-Fi available.
Enjoy the fabulous Chianti wines
7 nights renovated farmhouse with panoramic swimming pool
5 days gentle walking and sightseeing
Low altitude throughout
Countries visited: Italy
All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 3 wine tastings
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
IRISH PUB TOUR
8 Days, from $2450
Learn about Ireland’s folk traditions and tales as you explore cozy pubs around the country, including story-telling at Dublin’s Oldest Pub, the Brazen Head, and dinner and music at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Visit Teeling Whiskey Distillery and Guinness Storehouse. Stay in Kilkenny, Killarney and Westport, towns renowned for lots of lively pubs.
Authentic Local Experiences
Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
Discover the rich history of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile as you explore with a local guide.
Happen upon live music on a Pub Crawl through Westport, a beautiful planned town from the 18th century.
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch at McGann’s Pub in Doolin and 7 dinners including The Church Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Celtic Whiskey Bar (including a Tasting and Chocolate Pairing), and the 12th-century Brazen Head Pub folk dinner.
Blarney Castle; Cliffs of Moher; Guinness Storehouse Tour; Smithwick’s Experience; Teeling Distillery; South Pole Inn with Irish coffee
Dingle Peninsula; Sheepdog Demonstration
July 10, 13, 27, August 7, 10, Sept 7 $2835
Sept 14, 18 $2770; Sept 25, Oct 2 $2645; Oct 5, 9 $2515
Oct 15, 19, $2450
Chile & Wine Tour
The perfect tour for the food and wine lovers.
Daily departures until Dec 20, 2019
SANTIAGO · VALPARAISO · ROSARIO VALLEY · ALGARROBO · COLCHAGUA VALLEY · MAIPO VALLEY · SANTIAGO
8 Days / 7 Nights / 13 Meals
from $4699 CA per person
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR
• Chilean cooking class in Santiago (stop at the market to pick the fresh produce)
• Visit of a winery and tasting in Rosario Valley
• Visit of a winery and tasting in Millahue Valley
• Visit of 2 wineries and tasting in Colchagua Valley
• Visit of 2 wineries and tasting in Maipo Valley
• Round trip airport transfers
• Meet and greet by our local representatives
• Accommodation at 3« and 4« hotels, 7 breakfasts and 6 lunches
• English/Spanish speaking local guides during the visits
• City tour of Santiago, city tour of Valparaiso, visit of a museum, cooking class and visit of 6 wineries
• Hotel taxes and fees
SPEYSIDE WHISKEY TOUR FROM EDINBURGH
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHT
FROM $549 Per person based on double occupancy
Professional driver/guide, Transport
by air-conditioned mini coach
Accommodation as per itinerary, Breakfast
Join this tour and wake up in a whisky lover’s paradise. This tour takes you to
Speyside, home of over half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries. You get the
chance to explore four distilleries, learn how whisky is intertwined with Scottish
culture, and venture through the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.
Lindores Abbey Distillery – The oldest written reference to whisky mentions
this location. Sample a dram at the modern distillery and drink in the history.
Dalwhinnie Distillery – Try not to get too light-headed as you sample whisky
at Scotland’s highest distillery.
Cairngorms National Park – Gaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully
Benromach Distillery – They say all Speyside whiskies used to be smoky.
This distillery brings the classic flavour back to life.
Speyside Cooperage* – Learn about the lifecycle of a whisky cask.
Glenfiddich Distillery – A family-owned distillery that is known as the bestselling whisky in the world.
The River Spey – One of Scotland’s most important rivers for salmon farming and whisky distilling.
Glenlivet Distillery – Tucked away in a remote glen you’ll find one the most
famous flavours of Scotland.
Elgin – Visit this spirited town and explore the best little whisky shop in the world.
Royal Deeside – Throughout history, the Royal Family have loved exploring this
gorgeous region of Scotland.